Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson
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  • Oak Ridge, NJ
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Ted Hartman commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's video
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First Stomp Box

"Cool.!!! "
Nov 20, 2013
Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's video
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First Stomp Box

"Thanks Ted. Scored an old tambourine to try and add to it."
Nov 20, 2013
Ted Hartman commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's video
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First Stomp Box

"Alan, had to check this out again, this stomp box really has a Great sound."
Nov 20, 2013
Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"Thanks David. It was a fun one to make. Scored the box at York Festival. Many of the older boxes have paper/MDF lids so they have a sound all their own. Not sure how to describe it in musical terms but it's kind of mellow and down low without…"
Nov 17, 2013
Nico Dankworth commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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One Banger

"surprise, nice box"
Nov 17, 2013
David J. Patty commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"Love this, nice work. Have lost moonshine crooks auctions on ebay. After seeing yours, I wish I had bid higher. Nice match of headstock design and tuners to the vintage box. Great vibe very cool."
Nov 17, 2013
Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Vintage Lap Steel Plans group

Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar!Start by downloading these vintage plans for making your own lap steel:Then join in the discussion on building techniques, improvements to the plans and more. Want even more lap steel goodness?  Check out Guitar World's columns on making a lap steel from a 2x4 plank:…See More
Nov 11, 2013
Uncle John commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"Cool.   Thanks, Allan.  I really do like this one.   Sometimes I have to put them aside until the mood strikes me, but I do like making those small improvements to looks and playing."
Nov 10, 2013
Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"Thanks Uncle John. The corner pieces kind of help hold it all together. :) They need to be dulled down some as well as the tail piece. The string are staying in place pretty well after the slots were deepened some more."
Nov 10, 2013
Uncle John commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"VERY nice.  Good work.   About the time I would do that, the string height would be wrong.    Great detail.  "
Nov 10, 2013
Uncle John commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"That looks great here.   And the tailpiece color looks all right.  That is about a number 9 guitar and I grade hard."
Nov 10, 2013
Uncle John commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"I like it a lot.  I never would have put corners on this vintage looking box.   They look great on there.  That tail piece one into 3....  How is that working for you?  It kind of looks like it might be…"
Nov 10, 2013
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Nov 10, 2013
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Nov 10, 2013
Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"Thanks Phit Bull. It sounds pretty cool. Cardboard lid, and Blues Blaster Low G strings."
Nov 10, 2013
Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars) commented on Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson's photo
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Moonshine Crooks

"I want this !"
Nov 9, 2013

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At 8:48pm on November 3, 2013, Mr.C said…
At 2:00pm on October 25, 2013, Reeds Taylor said…

Alan.

I think if you were to go to Ebay and/or Etsy you could set and average price for your style build...and go from there. Just offering ideas. I been selling my rod peizo builds for 160.00 can....that's my general asking price....people don't seem to squabble over hat price too much..

At 11:01am on September 6, 2013, Uncle John said…

Cool.  I have only used a piezo rod once.   I've done a lot of disc piezos, but seem inclined to mag pups here recently.   Will go check out that song that inspired Dirty Red.

At 9:54am on September 5, 2013, Uncle John said…

You are building some nice guitars!

At 8:07am on September 5, 2013, Bluesheart said…

Thanks and hello. Nice work you are doing. Don't let " Oily" fool you, he is a friggin' genius at this stuff!

At 11:21pm on August 13, 2013, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
Alan,

Friend req accepted. I am by no means a building guru, more of a player; but after having been here on CBN for a coupla years, I have picked up a fair number of building tips. Ask away, and if I can't provide a decent answer, we'll find someone who can.
 
 
 

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